Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has a global prevalence of 9-38%, with cases in the United States estimated at around 54 million. OSA is considered a sleep-related breathing disorder that accounts for obstruction of the upper airway, causing apneas.
Stress levels these days are undoubtedly higher than in the past but are elevated in students pursuing higher education. It is essential to find ways to cope with and reduce stress and prevent it from tainting the otherwise exciting experience of the dental school journey.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been one of the most challenging times I have faced. Being isolated and joining classes that were 100% virtual was a big challenge for me. I started my first year of dental school entirely online without knowing any of my classmates or anything about the school. …
At this year’s Annual Session, Justina Anigbo was elected to serve as ASDA’s president for the 2022-2023 term. Anigbo, a student at Indiana University School of Dentistry, made history with her appointment, becoming the first African American woman to serve in this position.
Writing can be a challenge, even for those with a lot of experience. The 2022-23 ASDA Editorial Board creates and facilitates content for Contour magazine and ASDA Blog. Here, they offer their advice for improving your writing skills and getting that first draft done.
Acquiring your dental license to practice can seem complicated, especially figuring out which exams you need to take. This article details initial licensure requirements and how those impact where dentists can practice.
Dentists and dental students came together in Washington, D.C., March 20-22 to discuss issues affecting the dental profession, network with students and practitioners from across the country, and meet with members of Congress. For many students like me, this was the first time attending an in-person Lobby Day.